Jenny Darigan serves as the district liaison at Lewiston Public Schools for all state and federal communications for programs, including ESEA, Gifted and Talented, McKinney-Vento, and most recently all COVID Federal Emergency Relief Programs. Lewiston is one of the largest and most diverse school districts in Maine. In her 19 years of experience as a Maine educator, Jenny Darigan has served Maine students and teachers in a variety of PreK-12 settings. She has worked as a classroom teacher, interventionist, English language learner teacher, English language learner coordinator, and for the last 5 years serving as the District Federal Programs Coordinator for the Lewiston Public School District. Jenny draws from her experience to provide ongoing support for district and school improvement work with the ultimate goal of fostering connections between students and school staff, providing structured school experiences, and providing academic enrichment and social-emotional learning activities for all students. She facilitates program planning, fund allocation, budget, evaluation, and reporting with school and district leaders to ensure the effectiveness of programming and compliance with state and federal guidelines.